Northwestern University School of Law Overview

Founded in 1859, Northwestern University School of Law is a Private (not-for-profit) located in Evanston, IL. Northwestern University School of Law is ranked 9th in Best Law Schools, 9th in Highest LSAT Scores, 10th in Lowest Acceptance Rate, 9th in Expensive Law School Tuition. Next statements briefly introduces Northwestern University School of Law with key academic facts.
  • The average LSAT Score of enrolled students at Northwestern University School of Law is 169 where the average LSAT score of all law schools is 156.
  • The average GPA of enrolled students at Northwestern University School of Law is 3.85 where the average GPA score of all law schools is 3.47.
  • The law school tuition at Northwestern University School of Law is $66,806 where the average law school tuition is $43,395.
  • The acceptance rate at Northwestern University School of Law is 18.01% where the average acceptance rate of all law school is 45.03%.
  • Total 1,148 law school students have enrolled to Northwestern University School of Law.
  • The bar exam pass rate (for first-time exam takers) at Northwestern University School of Law is 91.97% where the average bar exam pass rate of all law school is 77.62%.

2020 Tuition & Fees

The 2020 law school tuition at Northwestern University School of Law is $66,806. The law school tuition has increased by 3.73% from last year. The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at is $58,701. The graduate schools tuition & fees other than law school is $56,567.
The average living costs including room & board and other expenses is $20,325 when a student lives on campus facilities (i.e. dormitory / school owned apartment) and $20,325 when a student lives off campus.

Northwestern University School of Law 2020 Tuition & other Costs Table

Northwestern University School of Law 2020 Tuition & Fees
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$64,402$66,806
Undergraduate Program$54,568$56,691
Graduate Program$54,620$56,567
On-campus Living Costs$18,476$20,325
Off-campus Living Costs$18,476$20,325

2020 LSAT & GPA Scores

The 2020 average LSAT score of Northwestern University School of Law is 169. Compare to the average LSAT of all law schools, the LSAT score of Northwestern University School of Law is average (the average is 156).
The average GPA is 3.85 and it is average compare to other law schools (the average is 3.47).

2020 Law School Admission Scores Table

Northwestern University School of Law 2020 LSAT and GPA
20192020
LSAT
75th Percentile170171
50th Percentile169169
25th Percentile164165
GPA
75th Percentile3.93.92
50th Percentile3.843.85
25th Percentile3.583.56

2020 Acceptance Rate & Yield

The 2020 acceptance rate at Northwestern University School of Law is 18.01% where 5,441 applicants have applied to and 980 students have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate at Northwestern University School of Law is much lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to other law schools in united states (the average acceptance rate is 45.03%).
The Yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 23.88% where 234 students finally enrolled out of 980 admitted students. The yield Northwestern University School of Law is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to other law schools (the average yield is 45.03%).

Northwestern University School of Law2020 Admission Statistics Table

Northwestern University School of Law 2020 Acceptance Rate and Yield
20192020
Applicants5,3135,441
Admitted1,027980
Enrolled240234
Acceptance Rate19.33%18.01%
Yield23.37%23.88%

2020 Law School Enrollment

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,148 law school students have enrolled to Northwestern University School of Law. 747 students have enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 401 students enrolled in Non-JD program. For Non-JD program students, 49 students have enrolled through distance learning.
243 first-time students have enrolled in Northwestern University School of Law. By gender, 122 male , 117 female, and 4 other/unknown gender first-time students newly enrolled in Northwestern University School of Law. With 9 pre-admitted students, there are 243 first-time law school Students at Northwestern University School of Law.

Northwestern University School of Law2020 Student Population Table

Total EnrollmentFirst-time Students
2020 Student Population at Northwestern University School of Law
20192020
Total Enrollment1,1191,148
JD Enrollment752747
Non-JD Enrollment367401
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)3249
2020 First-year Student Population Northwestern University School of Law
20192020
Total245243
Men106122
Women139117
Other04

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers at Northwestern University School of Law, the bar exam pass rate is 91.97% - 224 students have taken and 206 students have passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than Illinois average bar exam pass rate (76.05%).

Northwestern University School of Law Graduation and Bar Exam Information Table

2020 Bar Exam Pass Rate at Northwestern University School of Law
20192020
Number of Graduates229240
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total224224
New Graduates212216
Prior Year Graduates128
Early Exam Takers00
No Exam Takers623
Exam Passer206206
Exam Pass Rate91.97%91.97%
Illinois Pass Rate75.14%76.05%